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The village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly|Photo Philippe DufourThe former Abbey Church|Photo Père IgorHouses with slate roofs|The entrance of the former Hospital|Photo Père IgorThe remains of the walls of the Abbey|Photo Père IgorThe Château de la Grande Filolie|Photo Yvan Lemeur

More labeled "beautiful Village of France.

Labeled "Plus Beaux Villages de France» Saint-Amand-de-Coly is installed between two forested valleys. Its Abbey from the 12th century is regarded as the most beautiful fortified Perigord Church. The houses of the village are made sarladaise stone and the typical slate of the region in a harmonious contrast of ochre and grey tones.

The village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly

The village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly presents a harmonious architecture with its old houses with slate roofs. A historic circuit allows you to discover the old and the old hospital of the poor of the 14th century, the wash-House of the hospital, the tobacco, the nuts, the Romanesque house dryer dryer, the wells and home guards.

La Grande Filolie Castle is built at the beginning of the 14th century, modified in the 15th and 16th century. It was partially ruined by the Huguenots in 1572. Represents the type of the perigordian Manor enclosure walls that defend a square tower at an angle and the other a round tower.

Abbey Saint-Amand-de-Coly

Abbey Saint-Amand-de-Coly was built in 1124 at the entrance of the cave where lived Saint-Amand in the 11th century. This is one of the most beautiful churches of the Périgord, imposing and majestic it is backed by a rock wall.

It declined during the English wars of his spiritual activity. And then it is transformed into a fortress, it then becomes the "fort Saint-Amand. By his very elaborate defensive system and its ramparts, the Abbey succeeded to keep the enemy at a distance but also to disengage in the event of incursion in the Church. Different seats and attacks had reason its cloister and its Abbey logis. The Abbey did not survive the French Revolution.

Local life

The feast of the village of Saint Amand de Coly is held annually on 15 August, with mass of the Saint-Hubert sounded by hunting horns, meal with specialities perigourdines, bal, animations.

In July and August stands a country farmer's market on the square of the tobacco barn. Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm, producers offer their products (meat, canned food, fruit and vegetables, wines, cheeses, cakes).

Useful information :

Address :
24290 Saint-Amand-de-Coly

Good to know :
Mairie de Saint Amand de Coly Town Hall, 24290 Saint Amand de Coly Tel.: + 33 (0) 5 53 51 47 85

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

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